Sky Sports becomes first sports broadcaster to sign UN climate change commitment

This initiative brings together the global sports community to tackle climate change by setting standards and verifying emissions reporting

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Sky Sports has signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Sports for Climate Action Framework, becoming the first sports broadcaster to do so.

This initiative brings together the global sports community to tackle climate change by setting standards and verifying emissions reporting.

The broadcaster has joined signatories such as Formula 1 and the All England Lawn Tennis Club, becoming the first media organisation of the group.

Sky Sports has also confirmed it will take part in the BAFTA albert Sports Consortium, a new group set up to investigate and act upon the impact sports broadcasting has on the environment.

The group brings together key broadcasters and sport federations including Sky Sports, BBC, ITV, BT Sport, Sunset & Vine, IMG, Premier League Productions, AELTC, Formula 1, Aurora Media and Channel 4.

The consortium aims to align with the broader goals of the UNFCCC Sports for Climate Action Framework and will explore some of the key challenges posed in live sports broadcasting, particularly energy use and travel.

Steve Smith, Executive Director of Content at Sky Sports, said: “At Sky, we’ve set the ambition to be net zero carbon by 2030, two decades ahead of government legislation, because the world can’t wait.”